Marion Hayden ENSEMBLE
BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE
Sunday, January 17 @ 4:15 PM EST
On the eve of MLK Day, bassist, Marion Hayden, honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the House in a musical tribute exploring themes of civil rights, social justice, voting rights and Black Lives Matter. Join us on January 17th for this presentation led by Marion Hayden (bass), with Shahida Nurullah (vocals), Allen Dennard (trumpet), Brendon Davis (piano) and Tariq Gardner (drums) for what will surely be a compelling and meaningful collaboration.
Marion Hayden is part of the great Detroit Jazz bass legacy. As a young protégé of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, she learned improvisation, ensemble performance, repertoire and a deep appreciation for jazz and its creators. Marion combines these influences in a unique jazz perspective, creating a swinging sound with the bass which is both authentic and fresh. Her music embodies the spirit of tradition and adventure in jazz. Marion has been involved in countless ensembles throughout her career, including Straight Ahead and the all-female group Venus, as well as performing and recording with jazz legends while releasing her own work, including her solo album Visions.